Doctoral & Graduate Faculty

PhD

Faculty with PhD Doctoral Faculty status can serve as a PhD student advisor, PhD Program Committee chair, or as a PhD Program committee member. Faculty with Graduate Faculty status can serve as a PhD Program committee member.

Name Status Nursing Specialty Interest Area
Alexander, Gregory L. Doctoral Clinical Informatics, Human Computer Interaction Gero-informatics research and national health policy along with IT effects on quality of care in nursing homes and long term care. Development organizations and health policy about nursing practice that impacts geriatric patients is also a focus.
Armer, Jane Doctoral Community Health, Gerontological Nursing, Oncology (Breast Cancer) Measurement and management of post-breast cancer lymphedema; management of chronic illness; health beliefs and behaviors among diverse elders; relocation adjustment of rural elderly; qualitative research methods
Bloom, Tina L. Doctoral Intimate partner violence and violence prevention interventions, Maternal-child health, Collaborative and community-based research Developing and testing effective violence interventions that decrease exposure to intimate partner violence, decreasing the negative impact that violence exposure has on their health.
Bostick, Jane Graduate Community/Mental Health Nursing; Geropsychiatric Nursing Nursing home care quality; nursing homes staffing; Minimum Data Set quality indicators; nursing home environmental design; dementia and depression in older adults; reminiscence therapy to improve depression levels in the older adult
Bowman, Katherine G. Graduate Maternity and newborn nursing care, Maltreatment among adults maltreated as children  
Chase, Jo-Ana D. Graduate Gerontology, Cardiovascular nursing Chronic disease self-management, Physical activity behavior and physical function among community-dwelling older adults, Healthy aging
Conn, Vicki S. Doctoral Gerontological nursing, Health behavior change Health behavior research including exercise and medication adherence behavior among healthy and chronically ill adults.
Despins, Laurel Graduate Adult critical care, Healthcare systems, Quality improvement Patient safety, situational awareness, signal detection, healthcare systems
Enriquez, Maithe Doctoral Infectious diseases/HIV, Immigrant health care Infectious diseases, Syndemic health conditions (HIV and violence), Participatory action research, Development of interventions to prevent and manage chronic disease
Finfgeld-Connett, Deborah Doctoral Mental health Psychosocial issues relating to women’s health, Theory development, Qualitative systematic review methods
Ganong, Lawrence Doctoral Research methods, family health Resilience processes in post-divorce families
Jefferson, Urmeka T. Graduate Maternal-child health and Community-Based Participatory Research Intervention research to reduce disparities in breastfeeding behavior and improve health outcomes for vulnerable infants.
Johnson, Rebecca Doctoral Adult nursing, Gerontological nursing Human-companion animal interaction and well-being for humans and animals; Relocation of older adults.
Lane, Kari R. Graduate Adult acute care nursing, Gerontological nursing Hearing health care, Improved communication, Supporting ADA rights, Health policy changes for hearing impaired
Oliver, Gina Graduate Nursing education; Adult health Teaching and evaluation methods, curriculum
Phillips, Lorraine J. Doctoral Gerontology, Long-Term Care, Disability, Active Aging Physical activity to optimize functioning and slow disability for older adults in senior housing; Long-term care environments that facilitate active aging; Detection and effects of depression in long-term care residents
Popejoy, Lori L. Doctoral Adult nursing, gerontological nursing Care coordination, Transitional care, Discharge planning Advance Care Planning, Health Information Technology
Rantz, Marilyn Doctoral Gerontological nursing, Nursing administration, Aging in Place, Technology in aging Quality of care in long-term care; Quality measurement; Aging in place; Nurse care coordination; Technology to enhance aging in place
Sherwin, LeeAnne B. Graduate Gastroenterology, Family Nurse Practitioner Enhance patient outcomes by identifying complex symptoms and symptom clusters, investigating bio-behavioral markers and initiating interventions that will improve health and symptom outcomes in chronic gastrointestinal conditions across the lifespan
Vogelsmeier, Amy Doctoral Gerontological nursing, Healthcare systems, Nursing homes Healthcare systems including acute and long term care, nursing leadership, patient/medication safety and safety practice implementation.
Wakefield, Bonnie J. Doctoral Gerontology, Informatics, Chronic Illness Implementation and evaluation of home, mobile and web-based communication technologies to improve care for chronically ill elders
Wipke-Tevis, Deidre D. Doctoral Adult Health Nursing Wound healing and human microcirculation; prevention and treatment of pressure and venous leg ulcers; measurement of wound perfusion, skin oxygen and carbon dioxide; nursing care of patients with cardiovascular disease

 

DNP

Faculty with DNP Doctoral Faculty status can serve as DNP student advisor, DNP Committee chair, or as a DNP committee member. Faculty with Graduate Faculty status can serve as a DNP Program Committee member.

Name Status Nursing Specialty Interest Area
Alexander, Gregory Doctoral Clinical Informatics, Human Computer Interaction Gero-informatics research and national health policy along with IT effects on quality of care in nursing homes and long term care. Development organizations and health policy about nursing practice that impacts geriatric patients is also a focus.
Armer, Jane Doctoral Community Health, Gerontological Nursing, Oncology (Breast Cancer) Measurement and management of post-breast cancer lymphedema; management of chronic illness; health beliefs and behaviors among diverse elders; relocation adjustment of rural elderly; qualitative research methods
Bader, Val Doctoral Maternal child health, Women’s health Health promotion for women
Beck, Mary  Doctoral Leadership, Clinical Quality, Patient Safety Systems Leadership development, focusing on positioning nurse’s advancement to be on boards, councils and commissions at the local, state and national level, clinical quality and patient safety in systems of care
Birtley, Nancy Doctoral Psychiatry, Mental Health Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology
Bloom, Tina Doctoral Intimate partner violence and violence prevention interventions, Maternal-child health, Collaborative and community-based research Developing and testing effective violence interventions that decrease exposure to intimate partner violence, decreasing the negative impact that violence exposure has on their health.
Bostick, Jane Doctoral Community/Mental Health Nursing; Geropsychiatric Nursing Nursing home care quality; nursing homes staffing; Minimum Data Set quality indicators; nursing home environmental design; dementia and depression in older adults; reminiscence therapy to improve depression levels in the older adult
Bowman, Katherine Graduate Maternity and newborn nursing care, Maltreatment among adults maltreated as children  
Butler, Miriam Doctoral Family Nurse Practitioner Patient education and drug prevention education
Chase,
Jo-Ana
Graduate Gerontology, Cardiovascular nursing Chronic disease self-management, Physical activity behavior and physical function among community-dwelling older adults, Healthy aging
Conn, Vicki Doctoral  Gerontological nursing, Health behavior change  Health behavior research including exercise and medication adherence behavior among healthy and chronically ill adults
Crumley, Carolyn Doctoral Clinical Nurse Specialist-Adult Health, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Post-Thrombotic Syndrome, Venous Thromboembolism, Evidence-Based Practice
Despins, Laurel Graduate Adult critical care, Healthcare systems, Quality improvement Patient safety, situational awareness, signal detection, healthcare systems
Enriquez, Maithe Doctoral Infectious diseases/HIV, Immigrant health care Infectious diseases, Syndemic health conditions (HIV and violence), Participatory action research, Development of interventions to prevent and manage chronic disease
Evans-Smith, Pam Graduate Critical care Pain management in the ICU patient
Ganong, Larry Graduate Research methods, family health Resilience processes in post-divorce families
Harris, Robin  Doctoral Pediatrics, Systems Leadership  
Jefferson, Urmeka Doctoral Maternal-child health and Community-Based Participatory Research Intervention research to reduce disparities in breastfeeding behavior and improve health outcomes for vulnerable infants
Johnson, Rebecca Doctoral Adult nursing, Gerontological nursing Human-companion animal interaction and well-being for humans and animals; Relocation of older adults
Lane, Kari Doctoral Adult acute care nursing, Gerontological nursing Hearing health care, Improved communication, Supporting ADA rights, Health policy changes for hearing impaired
Oliver, Gina Doctoral Nursing education; Adult health Teaching and evaluation methods, curriculum
Phillips, Lorraine  Doctoral Gerontology, Long-Term Care, Disability, Active Aging Physical activity to optimize functioning and slow disability for older adults in senior housing; Long-term care environments that facilitate active aging; Detection and effects of depression in long-term care residents
Popejoy, Lori Doctoral Adult nursing, gerontological nursing Care coordination, Transitional care, Discharge planning Advance Care Planning, Health Information Technology
Rantz, Marilyn Doctoral Gerontological nursing, Nursing administration, Aging in Place, Technology in aging Quality of care in long-term care, Quality measurement, Aging in place, Nurse care coordination, Technology to enhance aging in place
Revelle, Sara Graduate Family nurse practitioner Family practice
Sherman, Jan Doctoral Neonatal Prenatal drug exposure to illicit and licit substances, Prevention of nosocomial neonatal infections, Neonatal pathophysiology
Sherwin, LeeAnne Graduate Gastroenterology, Family Nurse Practitioner Enhance patient outcomes by identifying complex symptoms and symptom clusters, investigating bio-behavioral markers and initiating interventions that will improve health and symptom outcomes in chronic gastrointestinal conditions across the lifespan
Thomas, Shelby Doctoral Emergency/Trauma, Cardio-Vascular, Cardio-Thoracic, Open-Heart Surgery, Post-Anesthesia Care, Urgent Care Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Enhancing Vigilance of Screening, Treatment and Referral in the Primary Care Setting
Ulbrich, Sherri Doctoral Critical care nursing Interprofessional education, Nursing education, Health literacy, Physical activity in adults to reduce cardiovascular disease risk
Vogelsmeier, Amy Doctoral Gerontological nursing, Healthcare systems, Nursing homes Healthcare systems including acute and long term care, nursing leadership, patient/medication safety and safety practice implementation
Wakefield, Bonnie Doctoral Gerontology, Informatics, Chronic Illness Implementation and evaluation of home, mobile and web-based communication technologies to improve care for chronically ill elders
Wipke-Tevis, Deidre Doctoral Adult health nursing Wound healing and human microcirculation, prevention and treatment of pressure and venous leg ulcers, measurement of wound perfusion, skin oxygen and carbon dioxide, nursing care of patients with cardiovascular disease
Wood, Lea Doctoral Family practitioner, Women’s health Simulation, Intimate partner violence, Interactive education, and Interprofessional collaboration